MadeToOrder (MTO, asi/259540) has acquired FLEXX Inc. (asi/195320),
a San Diego-based distributor with $2 million in projected revenue for 2006.
Financial terms of the deal, which is expected to close on November 30, were
not disclosed, but both cash and stock were involved.
which posted sales of $11 million
in sales in 2005, says that the
deal was made to spur growth
and expand its coverage into
a new area. “We’re
very excited about expanding into
another major West Coast metro
area and we’re thrilled by
the opportunity to add three new
sales partners to our team,” said
Rod Brown, chief financial officer
for MTO. The majority of FLEXX’s
employees and management will remain,
including former vice president
Matt Poel, who has been named a
vice president and senior sales
partner. Poel will also become
a significant shareholder in MTO.
MTO this deal is just the beginning of
its mergers-and-acquisition strategy. “As
soon as we get this deal closed,” Brown
said, “MTO will then focus on acquiring
another firm in the Seattle metro area.”
Trends Receives Patent
Natural Trends (asi/73497) of Provo, UT, has been awarded patents for
its Sani-Pen® dispenser in the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan. The
pen came about when a distributor with a pharmaceutical client requested a promotional
sanitizing product. “They wanted an effective and trustworthy product with
a medical look and feel,” says Natural Trends President Paul Christensen. “[It
needed to] fit within a doctor’s normal routine and range of motion.”
Trends designed an anti-bacterial
tube with a spray pump
that also functions as
a clip for easy storage. “The
our most popular products
and one of our highest
repeat items,” says
Christensen. The dispenser
has been recently introduced
into the retail drug store
The MSN Music
as part of
Microsoft’s release of its new portable music device, Zune. All “buy” buttons
on MSN Music now link to downloading sites with Zune and Real Rhapsody formats,
neither of which are compatible with the MSN Music Store’s format, Plays
As some in
have used MSN
can have an
effect on cards
that have already
MSN Music Store
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to your promotional
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in the following
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Alson Specialty Co., an affiliate of iPromoteu (asi/232119), has moved
to P.O. Box 6010, Kingston, NY 12402. Its phone number is (845) 336-8100 and
its fax number is (845) 336-8686.
Calvert Company (asi/156080)
will be moving tomorrow,
November 22, 2006. Its
new address will be 942
E. Chapman Ave. Orange,
CA 92866. Its new phone
number will be (714) 288-4111
and its new fax will be
Ash City (asi/37127) has appointed Chris Clark, Mike Rozier and Paul
Kory as vice presidents of sales.
Halls & Company
to the position
west. She will
CA, CO, HI,
ID, MT, NV,
NM, OR, UT,
WA and WY.
will now be
for PA, NJ,
MD, DE, DC
and NY with
NY. Sales representative
will be responsible
for IN, IL,
MI and OH.
has named Cliff
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